12.811 Tropical Meteorology

Class Info

A description of the large-scale circulation systems of the tropical atmosphere and analysis of the dynamics of such systems. Topics include: Radiative-convective equilibrium; the Hadley and walker circulation; monsoons; tropical boundary layers; theory of the response of the tropical atmosphere to localized sea-surface temperature anomalies; intraseasonal oscillations; equatorial waves; El Niño/Southern Oscillation; easterly waves; and tropical cyclones.

This class has 12.810, and 12.843 as prerequisites.

12.811 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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